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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 Nov;27(11):1264-6. Epub 2006 Sep 28.

Comparative cost of selective screening to prevent transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), compared with the attributable costs of MRSA infection.

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Hospital de Girona Dr Josep Trueta, Girona, Spain. lgavalda@csub.scs.es

Abstract

The annual cost of a screening program to detect methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in a teaching hospital in Spain was 10,261 Euro. The average cost per MRSA infection was 2,730 Euro; therefore, the cost of the program would be covered if it only prevented 4 infections per year (11% of the total number of MRSA infections at our hospital).

PMID:
17080390
DOI:
10.1086/507968
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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